5 top family holiday destinations in the UK

The weather at this time of year can be totally unpredictable in the UK, but with the winter firmly behind us many people will view this as the perfect time to get away and take a short break. Whether you’re looking for something over the weekend or a whole week, the UK has plenty to offer in terms of excitement for the whole family – all with the added bonus of being far less expensive than going abroad.

Here we’ve put together just a handful of the best destinations in the UK for your family break; regardless of the weather we know you’ll have a great time.

Cornish Cottage

Get the best of both worlds for adults and kids alike with a cottage in Cornwall where you’ll be set amongst the backdrop of working farms and rural landscapes. You can explore as family or let the kids burn off their energy at the play areas and indoor pool while you take long walks through the beautiful countryside. Cottages are a quintessential part of the English countryside and there is nowhere better to take a cottage break than Cornwall.

The Lake District

The Lake District offers plenty of activities for kids including cycling and boating, while for the adults there are traditional pubs, ghost walks and exhibits for rainy days. This unique area of England boasts the highest mountain, deepest lake and largest national park, making it the behemoth of the British holiday locations. Even if the weather takes a turn for the worst you can always don the wellies and raincoats and warm up later by the fire.


If it’s the sun, sea and surf that you like then Newquay is the ideal break for you and your family. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a beginner there are lessons for all comers, Newquay gets some of the best waves in the UK so there’s nowhere better to learn. If surfing isn’t your thing there are museums, galleries and a zoo to keep you and the family entertained by the coast.

Weymouth, Dorset

From the golden beaches to Sea Life Centre, there are a myriad of activities for a fun family holiday. Weymouth has long been a family favourite and it’s hardly surprising given the fantastic range of accommodation options and the mixture of heritage activities for adults and excitement for kids, with miniature golf and a skate park. There is most definitely something for everyone in Weymouth.

Broadstairs, Kent

Broadstairs is considered to be the gem of the South East coastline, often overlooked between Margate and Dover. With quality eateries and festivals of all kinds held throughout the year this is one of the best coastal locations for a family break. The beach is award winning and wheelchair accessible so everyone can enjoy what Broadstairs has to offer.

Here at Wyatt Coaches we’re dedicated to ensuring your holiday, whether it’s a mini break or a two week adventure, gets off to the best start, that’s why we offer premier coach services with airport transfers in Doncaster if you’re going further afield. Contact our team today and find out how our services can benefit you when planning your family holiday.